a Bengaluru (in the southern Indian state of Karnataka) based company, which
started off by developing and providing a
smart mobility solution that made daily commute time-saving and stress-free,
has unveiled an electric scooter, the Bounce Infinity E1. The Bounce Infinity
E1 will be offered with a unique ‘Battery as a service’ option – the first of
its kind in the Indian market.
scooter with battery and charger is priced at Rs 68,999 (Delhi Ex-showroom) and
the price for the e-scooters with battery-as-a-service is priced at Rs 45,099
(Delhi Ex-Showroom) plus subscription to Battery-as-a-Service. Customers can
pre-book this smart scooter by paying a minimal amount of Rs 499 which is
totally refundable. Bounce Infinity E1 scooters are FAME II eligible.
It may be recalled
that Bounce had acquired a 100 per cent stake in Gurugram based Twenty Two
Motors in a deal valued at about US$7
million in October 2021, including its state-of-the-art
manufacturing plant at Bhiwadi, Rajasthan that has an annual capacity to
manufacture 180,000 scooters. Considering the potential of the Indian market,
the company is planning to set up another plant in southern India.
which currently has a valuation at around US $ 500 million has set aside US
$100 million to be invested in the EV business over the next one year. Bounce
is the brainchild of Vivekananda Hallekere (CEO and co-founder) along with Anil
(COO and co-founder) and Varun Agni (CTO and co-founder).
this option, the customers have the choice of acquiring the Bounce Infinity E1
at an affordable price without the battery and use Bounce’s battery swapping
network instead. Customers pay for battery swaps, whenever they swap an empty
battery with a fully-charged one from Bounce’s extensive swapping network. This
pushes the running costs of the scooter down substantially, by as much as 40
per cent compared to conventional scooters. The Bounce Infinity E1 will also be
offered with the battery, which can be removed from the scooter and charged by
customers at their home or office or wherever convenient.
has been setting up a wide battery-swapping network through prominent
partnerships, which will serve both its retail customers and its successful
ride-sharing business. The ambition is to build the world’s largest and densest
battery swapping platform to support India’s transition to clean mobility, and offer
a swapping facility within one kilometer distance for its customers.
Hallekere, CEO& Co-Founder, Bounce said,“I strongly believe in the
potential of electric vehicles in India – it is with this vision that we launched
our in-house EV mobility solutions in June 2019. Today, we are building on our
success, and to facilitate faster adoption of EVs, Bounce has taken a step
ahead to develop the Infinity E1. We are committed to taking on all challenges
to make India a leading EV adopter globally.”
BOUNCE INFINITY E1 FEATURES
Bounce Infinity E1 comes in five colour options: Sporty Red, Sparkle Black,
Pearl White, Desat Silver and Comed Grey. Pre-bookings have started, with
deliveries slated for March 2022 through its dealership network and its online
platform, for seamless deliveries across India.
It will come equipped with a comprehensive warranty of 3 years, up to
Bounce Infinity E1 gets stylish alloy wheels, digital speedometer, 12-litre boot
to provide adequate storage space and projector headlights with LEDs. The
e-scooter is built on a tubular frame and features hydraulic telescopic front
suspension and twin shock absorbers at the rear.
Bounce Infinity E1’s system architecture has been enhanced with
state-of-the-art sensors and intelligent features.
Six-axis accelerometer, overvoltage/ undervoltage protection, side stand
sensor, battery, motor controller, VCU, and the display all talk to each other
using sophisticated CANBUS
User-centric mobile application provides a one-touch solution to control
virtually every aspect of the scooter. Connect and control the Infinity E1via
APPLICATIONS: The Infinity E1 can be tracked remotely. Battery
charge status is also available
You can now define your territory. The Infinity E1 will automatically alert you
once it is outside your defined geographical boundaries
Drag Mode enables the scooter to move along at walking speed in case it has a
puncture and you want to push it along
This allows you to move the scooter backwards for ease in getting out of tight
Keeps the scooter running at a steady speed, irrespective of the conditions and
Infinity E1 senses vibrations when left parked and can understand if it’s being
tampered with. It locks its rear wheels in response to movement and makes it
harder to move
The Infinity E1 alerts you if it moves out of its parking zone and gets towed.
Notifications alert that this event is occurring and tracks your vehicle
PERFORMANCE: The e-scooter’s BLDC motors pack a punch to provide the
best in category torque. Advanced FOC controller unleashes on-demand power
based upon a unique algorithm
Torque of 83 Nm, Top Speed of 65 kmph, 0 to 40 kmph in 8 seconds
Power Mode when you want to zip ahead in traffic. Eco mode when you have to
User safety has been ensured by incorporating a twin-disc brake assembly. Disc
brakes have been integrated with an electronic braking system to ensure a
smooth and quick halt
The intelligent Electronic braking system (EBS) ensures superior braking
performance and generates energy to recharge the battery each time you brake
Bounce Infinity E1 electric scooter has an advanced 48V 39 AH lithium-ion
battery that is waterproof – IP 67, is portable, can be charged by connecting
to any regular electric socket and takes
4 to 5 hours to charge. The battery range is 85 km per charge
The Bounce Swapping Station network has a
distribution of close to 200 stations which have completed over 500,000 swaps
and enabled over two crore. The Bounce company is backed by marquee investors
such as Accel India, Accel US, Sequoia Capital India, B Capital, Falcon Edge,
Qualcomm, Chirate, Omidyar Network, Maverick Capital, etc., and has raised over
USD 220 million.
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